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Asthma, hay fever, eczema linked to higher psychiatric disorders risk in study
Asthma, hay fever and eczema are linked to an increased risk of developing psychiatric disorders, according to a new study in Taiwan. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People With Allergies And Asthma Have A Higher Risk Of Psychiatric Disorders
A robust new study out of Taiwan has found evidence that people who suffer from allergies are more likely to develop a psychiatric (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wiley partners with World Scientific to offer affordable digital content in Asia
John Wiley and Sons Inc., today announced a new partnership with World Scientific Publishing, a leading international independent publisher of books and journals for the scholarly, research and professional communities. The partnership will provide access to Wiley’s library of over 8,000 digital textbooks increasing to over 9,000 including the World Scientific collection in Asia. There are 10 subject areas that include Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Business, Finance and Accounting. The strategic partnership, which commenced in March 2018, aims to boost both the quality and quantity...
Source: News from STM - April 24, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured World Source Type: news

Hay fever survival guide
The findings, made by Taiwanese researchers who assessed nearly 185,000 patients, come amid a 'pollen bomb' in the UK that has caused misery for millions of hay fever sufferers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

hay fever survival guide as study reveals risk of a mental illness soars by 66%
The findings, made by Taiwanese researchers who assessed nearly 185,000 patients, come amid a 'pollen bomb' in the UK that has caused misery for millions of hay fever sufferers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Relationship between muscle strength and fall episodes among the elderly: the Yilan study, Taiwan - Yang NP, Hsu NW, Lin CH, Chen HC, Tsao HM, Lo SS, Chou P.
BACKGROUND: Fall episodes are not unusual among community residents, especially the elderly, and lower muscle strength is an important issue to address in order to prevent falls. METHODS: A community health survey was conducted in a suburban area o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Microbial oxidation of lithospheric organic carbon in rapidly eroding tropical mountain soils
Lithospheric organic carbon ("petrogenic"; OCpetro) is oxidized during exhumation and subsequent erosion of mountain ranges. This process is a considerable source of carbon dioxide (CO2) to the atmosphere over geologic time scales, but the mechanisms that govern oxidation rates in mountain landscapes are poorly constrained. We demonstrate that, on average, 67 ± 11% of the OCpetro initially present in bedrock exhumed from the tropical, rapidly eroding Central Range of Taiwan is oxidized in soils, leading to CO2 emissions of 6.1 to 18.6 metric tons of carbon per square kilometer per year. The molecular and i...
Source: ScienceNOW - April 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Hemingway, J. D., Hilton, R. G., Hovius, N., Eglinton, T. I., Haghipour, N., Wacker, L., Chen, M.-C., Galy, V. V. Tags: Geochemistry, Geophysics reports Source Type: news

Volpara, Mammography Educators launch training videos
Breast imaging software developer Volpara Solutions is partnering with Mammography...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Volpara launches 2 new products at ECR 2018 Volpara highlights 4 studies at RSNA 2017 Volpara launches 2 new products at RSNA 2017 Japan, Taiwan grant Volpara regulatory clearance Volpara wins 25 VolparaEnterprise installations (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 11, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CT dose comes under close scrutiny in Saudi Arabia
A comprehensive study of diagnostic reference levels (DRLs) in Saudi Arabia...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: U.S. diagnostic reference levels parallel those of other countries CT dose tracking highlights differences among kids in ER Pediatric x-ray dose is standardized in Portugal CT dose excellence program yields optimized dose Dose monitoring program lowers average dose in Taiwan (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 10, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

The effect of leisure activity diversity and exercise time on the prevention of depression in the middle-aged and elderly residents of Taiwan - Lee HY, Yu CP, Wu CD, Pan WC.
Previous studies have confirmed that activity participation is beneficial to mental health, but few studies focus on older adults' depression. Based on the theory of social integration, this study examined the effects of leisure activity diversity and exer... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Recreational and Sports Issues Source Type: news

Insilico Taiwan calls Taiwanese AI talents with MolHack starting from April 23
(InSilico Medicine, Inc.) From April 23 to May 22, 2018, Insilico Taiwan will host MolHack II, an online hackathon on Deep Learning for Bioinformatics, Biochemistry and Biomedical Data. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Thyroid removal linked to increased bone-thinning, fracture risk
(Reuters Health) - Thyroid surgery that totally or partially removes the gland may increase the long-term risk of bone thinning and bone breaks, especially for younger patients and women, according to a large study from Taiwan. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The psychometric properties in the Chinese version of the Reasons For Living Inventory and the relationship with suicidal behaviors among psychiatric patients in Taiwan - Chiu YC, Liu SI, Lin CJ, Huang YS, Fang CK, Sun FJ, Kao KL, Huang YP, Wu SI.
This study examines the reliability, factor structure, convergent, and construct validities of the Mandarin Chinese version of the Reasons For Living Inventory (RFL) among Taiwanese psychiatric patients. Demographical characteristics of patients who hold t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Insilico Medicine to launch R & D center and announce new research results in Taiwan ROC
(InSilico Medicine, Inc.) Insilico Medicine announces the launch of Insilico Taiwan, a subsidiary focusing on the development and validation of generative adversarial networks(GANs) and reinforcement learning for medicinal chemistry applications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The effectiveness of dialectical behavior therapy skills training group vs. Cognitive therapy group on reducing depression and suicide attempts for borderline personality disorder in Taiwan - Lin TJ, Ko HC, Wu JY, Oei TP, Lane HY, Chen CH.
OBJECTIVES: Effectiveness of the condensed Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training Group (DBTSTG) was compared to the Cognitive Therapy Group (CTG) in reducing depression and suicide reattempt, and modifying emotion regulation strategies among those w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Taiwan to ban all disposable plastic items by 2030
(Natural News) Plastic pollution seems to be a commonality among many developed and developing nations. After all, many normal everyday objects are made out of plastic. When you go to the grocery store, you can take the grocery items you paid for in a plastic bag. When you eat out at restaurants, you drink your... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suicidality among gay and bisexual men in Taiwan: its relationships with sexuality and gender role characteristics, homophobic bullying victimization, and social support - Wang PW, Ko NY, Hsiao RC, Chen MH, Lin HC, Yen CF.
This study aimed to examine the associations of suicidality in emerging adulthood with time of coming out, gender role nonconformity, sexual orientation, traditional and cyber homophobic bullying victimization, and family and peer support during childhood ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Over-the-counter acid reflux drugs could cause depression
Researchers from Taipei Veterans General Hospital in Taiwan believe PPIs may alter guts' bacterial make-up. Past studies suggest a link between the microbiome and mental health. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Panther Orthopedics, Inc. Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for the PUMA System(TM) - An Orthopedic Flexible Fixation Device
TAIPEI, Taiwan, March 7, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Panther Orthopedics, Inc., a San Jose, California medical device company, announces today that the company has received U. S. Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance for the ... Devices, Orthopaedic, FDA Panther Orthopedics, PUMA System, flexible fixation, Syndesmosis Fixation (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Terumo pays at least $20m for Medeon Biodesign ’ s XPro vascular closure device
Medeon Biodesign (TPEx:6499) said today that it agreed to sell its XPro suture-mediated vascular closure device to Terumo Corp. (TYO:4543) for $20 million up front, plus milestones. The XPro device is designed for vascular closure following transcatheter aortic valve replacement, endovascular aneurysm repair, thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair and percutaneous balloon aortic valvuloplasty procedures. Medeon said it plans to continue working with Terumo on future technical, clinical and regulatory developments for the system. In May 2017 Medeon won approval in New Zealand for a clinical trial of the XPro s...
Source: Mass Device - March 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions Vascular Wall Street Beat Medeon Biodesign Terumo Source Type: news

Comparing resource use and costs in Taiwan: LAI vs oral risperidone
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - March 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

BP Drops in Many Apneic Hypertensive Kids After Adenotonsillectomy BP Drops in Many Apneic Hypertensive Kids After Adenotonsillectomy
Many hypertensive children with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who undergo adenotonsillectomy see a reduction in blood pressure (BP), according to researchers in Taiwan.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Transitions of developmental trajectories of depressive symptoms between junior and senior high school among youths in Taiwan: linkages to symptoms in young adulthood - Wang YL, Chan HY, Chen PC.
We investigated the heterogeneous developmental trajectories of depressive symptoms in junior and senior high school, the transitions to different trajectories after entering senior high school, and the linkages to the development of depressive symptoms in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Physical function in U.S. older adults compared with other populations: a multinational study - Glei DA, Goldman N, Ryff CD, Weinstein M.
OBJECTIVE: We compare physical performance from three U.S. national surveys and nationally representative surveys in England, Taiwan, and Costa Rica. METHOD: For each performance test, we use local mean smoothing to plot the age profiles by sex and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Unmet needs and service satisfaction of victim support for the direct and indirect victims of serious violence: results from a cross-sectional survey in Taiwan - Huang L.
Victim support services, in mature societies, aim to help victims recover after suffering a traumatic event. The effectiveness of victim support has traditionally been evaluated through rates of service utilization and incidence of psychopathology such as ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

How dangerous is your painkiller?
The dangers of ibuprofen and four other popular tablets, taken by millions of adults across the world to dampen their discomfort, were assessed by Taiwanese researchers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Socioeconomic inequality in one-year mortality of elderly people with hip fracture in Taiwan - Hsu IL, Chang CM, Yang DC, Chang YH, Li CC, Hu SC, Li CY.
Hip fracture commonly results in considerable consequences in terms of disability, mortality, long-term institutional care and cost. Taiwan launched its universal health insurance coverage in 1995, which largely removes financial barriers to health care. T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Policy assemblage in Taiwan's child protection reforms: policy mixture, policy regime change and shifting policy challenges - Lin YW.
For the last two decades, East Asia has witnessed a wave of child protection reforms. In this paper, the case of Taiwan is selected for study because of its rich experiences in this respect. With the adoption of a policy assemblage perspective, this case s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

International team publishes roadmap to enhance radioresistance for space colonization
(Biogerontology Research Foundation) An international team of researchers from NASA Ames Research Center, Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate at Health Canada, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, Belgian Nuclear Research Centre, Oxford University, Insilico Medicine, Insilico Medicine Taiwan, the Biogerontology Research Foundation, Boston University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Liverpool, University of Lethbridge, Ghent University, Center for Healthy Aging and many others have published a roadmap toward enhancing human radioresistance for space exploration and colonization. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 21, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Age at exposure to parental suicide and the subsequent risk of suicide in  young people - Lee KY, Li CY, Chang KC, Lu TH, Chen YY.
BACKGROUND: We investigated the age at exposure to parental suicide and the risk of subsequent suicide completion in young people. The impact of parental and offspring sex was also examined. METHOD: Using a cohort study design, we linked Taiwan's B... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Physical exercise reduces risk of developing diabetes -- study
(University of Birmingham) Exercising more reduces the risk of diabetes and could see seven million fewer diabetic patients across mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, according to new research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ambulance traffic accidents in Taiwan - Chiu PW, Lin CH, Wu CL, Fang PH, Lu CH, Hsu HC, Chi CH.
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Ambulance traffic accidents (ATAs) are the leading cause of occupation-related fatalities among emergency medical service (EMS) personnel. We aim to use the Taiwan national surveillance system to analyze the characteristics of ATAs and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Comparative effect of antipsychotics on risk of self-harm among patients with schizophrenia - Ma CH, Chang SS, Tsai HJ, Gau SS, Chen IM, Liao SC, Chien YL, Hsieh MH, Wu CS.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association of different antipsychotic treatments with hospitalization due to self-harm among patients with schizophrenia. METHOD: This retrospective cohort study was based on Taiwan's universal health insurance databa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Patients With Gout May Be More Likely to Develop Osteoporosis Patients With Gout May Be More Likely to Develop Osteoporosis
People with gout face a modestly increased risk, of about 20%, for developing osteoporosis, compared to people without gout, researchers in Taiwan suggest.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Antioxidant treatment prevents sexual transmission of Zika in mice
(PLOS) The antioxidant drug ebselen can prevent sexual transmission of Zika virus from male to female mice, according to new research published in PLOS Pathogens by Yogy Simanjuntak and colleagues at Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan. The results hint at a potential role for ebselen in preventing Zika spread among humans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Out of the Shadows: Mental Health in Asia Pacific
Mental health has been a peripheral issue in emerging markets for a long time, despite the severe impact not only on those directly affected but also on families and carers, as well as on social cohesion and economic development.Fortunately, mental health is starting to get more attention but there is still a widespread tendency to stigmatize and discriminate against people suffering with a mental illness. They are often considered as dangerous and aggressive which in turn increases the social distance.Is there an opportunity for pharma to do more? In the first of a series of articles exploring mental health in emerging ma...
Source: EyeForPharma - February 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates Source Type: news

Workers Try to Shore Up Tilted Buildings After Taiwan Quake
HUALIEN, Taiwan (AP) — Workers placed steel beams to stabilize a dangerously tilted building while rescuers on the other side try to pull survivors from their residences Thursday morning, more than a day after a deadly quake shook Taiwan's east coast. The Yunmen Tsuiti building was one of several damaged by late Tuesday's magnitude-6.4 quake. At least four midsized buildings in worst-hit Hualien county leaned at sharp angles, their lowest floors crushed into mangled heaps of concrete, glass, iron and other debris. Firefighters climbed ladders hoisted against windows to reach residents inside apartments. The National...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 8, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Taijing Wu, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Firehawk < sup > ® < /sup > Gains Regulatory Approval in Taiwan
(Source: Microport News Release)
Source: Microport News Release - February 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

6 Dead, 76 Missing After Strong Quake Hits Taiwan
HUALIEN, Taiwan (AP) — Rescuers worked Wednesday to free people trapped after a strong earthquake near Taiwan's east coast caused several buildings to cave in and tilt dangerously. At least six people were killed and 76 could not be contacted following the quake. At least four midsized buildings in worst-hit Hualien county leaned at sharp angles, their lowest floors crushed into mangled heaps of concrete, glass, iron and other debris. Firefighters climbed ladders hoisted against windows to reach residents inside apartments. The shifting of the buildings after the magnitude 6.4 quake late Tuesday night was likely caus...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 7, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tajing Wu, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

India clears Varian's Halcyon radiation therapy system
Varian Medical Systems' Halcyon radiation therapy system has received the Atomic...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Varian acquires Mobius Medical Varian inks deal to acquire Sirtex for $1.3B Varian posts double-digit Q1 gain Varian pursues partnership in China Taiwan clears Varian's radiation therapy system (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Becton Dickinson can ’ t escape global stock slide despite Q2 beats
Becton Dickinson (NYSE:BDX) couldn’t shake the nosedive in stock markets worldwide, despite posting fiscal second-quarter results that handily beat expectations in its first earnings release involving C.R. Bard. Franklin Lakes, N.J.-based BD swung to red ink for the three months ended Dec. 31, 2017, reporting losses of -$174 million, or -76¢ per share, on sales of $3.08 billion. That compares to profits of $562 million and sales growth of 5.4% compared with fiscal Q2 2016. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, including a $276 million increase in acquisition and restructuring costs and the impact of...
Source: Mass Device - February 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat bectondickinson Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Common food preservative may help to treat schizophrenia
Researchers from Taiwan have tested the effect of a common food preservative as an add-on to help improve negative symptoms in drug-resistant patients. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Schizophrenia Source Type: news

Food preservative enhances schizophrenia treatment
(Elsevier) The common food preservative sodium benzoate improves symptoms in clozapine-resistant schizophrenia patients, according to a new study published in Biological Psychiatry. The randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial led by Hsien-Yuan Lane, M.D., Ph.D., of China Medical University, Taiwan, showed that adding on sodium benzoate to the antipsychotic clozapine improved symptoms in patients who did not see results with any other medications, providing a new option for the hardest-to-treat patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Varian inks deal to acquire Sirtex for $1.3B
Varian Medical Systems has agreed to acquire interventional oncology therapy...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Varian posts double-digit Q1 gain Varian pursues partnership in China Taiwan clears Varian's radiation therapy system Sirtex highlights research on colorectal cancer survival Sirtex touts microsphere study at ASCO 2017 NCCN recommends Sirtex's microspheres (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 30, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

The mediating role of coping strategy in the association between family functioning and nonsuicidal self-injury among Taiwanese adolescents - Ren Y, Lin MP, Liu YH, Zhang X, Wu JY, Hu WH, Xu S, You J.
OBJECTIVE: Nock's (2009) integrated theoretical model suggests that both intrapersonal and interpersonal factors contribute to the development of nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI). Based on this model, the present study examined the roles of family functionin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Economic conditions may contribute to increased violence toward children: a nationwide population-based analysis of pediatric injuries in Taiwanese emergency departments - Liu YP, Hsu RJ, Wu MH, Peng CC, Chang ST, Lei WT, Yeh TL, Liu JM, Lin CY.
This study explores the causes of pediatric injuries presenting to an e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Varian posts double-digit Q1 gain
Powered by double-digit growth in its Oncology business segment, Varian Medical...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Varian pursues partnership in China Taiwan clears Varian's radiation therapy system Varian's Halcyon receives Brazilian market clearance Oncology Services installs Varian radiotherapy system Varian opens new regional center in Brazil (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 25, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Associations between callous-unemotional traits and various types of involvement in school bullying among adolescents in Taiwan - Wang PW, Hsiao RC, Chen LM, Sung YH, Hu HF, Yen CF.
This study examined associations between callous-unemotional (CU) traits and involvement in school bullying among 613 Taiwanese adolescents. METHODS: CU traits were determined using the self-reported Chinese versions of the Inventory of Ca... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Scientists Make Progress on Blood Test to Detect the Most Deadly Cancers
Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones that lack screening tools now. Many groups are working on liquid biopsy tests, which look for DNA and other things that tumors shed into blood, to try to find cancer before it spreads, when chances of cure are best. In a study Thursday in the journal Science, Johns Hopkins University scientists looked to see how well their experimental test detected cancer in people already known to have the disease. The blood tests found about 70 percent of eight common types of cancer in the 1,005 pat...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - January 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marilynn Marchione / AP Tags: Uncategorized APH Cancer healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Scientists Make Progress on Blood Test to Detect the Most Deadly Cancers
Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones that lack screening tools now. Many groups are working on liquid biopsy tests, which look for DNA and other things that tumors shed into blood, to try to find cancer before it spreads, when chances of cure are best. In a study Thursday in the journal Science, Johns Hopkins University scientists looked to see how well their experimental test detected cancer in people already known to have the disease. The blood tests found about 70 percent of eight common types of cancer in the 1,005 pat...
Source: TIME: Health - January 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marilynn Marchione / AP Tags: Uncategorized APH Cancer healthytime onetime Source Type: news